Japanese men wear "samurai underwear" to conjure fighting spirit

13:35, December 28, 2009      

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Samurai underwear

The Japanese men's wear industry has seen an unusual phenomenon of late, which is old style underwear becoming more fashionable than their modern counterpart. For Christmas, many women went into underwear departments to buy "samurai underwear" as gift for their boyfriends.

According to Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao Japanese men believe wearing "samurai underwear" can conjure their fighting spirit in a period of global recession.

A few days ago, "Tokyo Passers-by", a popular magazine in Japan, introduced "samurai underwear" priced at 25,000 yen. The magazine said that apart from the theme of "samurai", the underwear was made of "blue print" cloth, which was created by Japanese printing masters. "Blue print" was a victory color in Japanese warring states period. Wearing such underwear, someone could be a real Japanese man and full of fighting spirit.

Some Japanese magazines say that office gentlemen are very interested in such underwear, because they believe they can fight against the financial crisis by wearing that.

Source: www.chinanews.com.cn
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